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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

#4 of 36 things to do in Evansville Features Animals
1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
+1 812-435-6143
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Carousels and black top

I needed a break after Mothers Day weekend so mom and I went to the zoo. The carousel is almost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clearwater, Florida
Mesmer Zoo in the rain.

Nice exhibits even in the rain, the animals where our and about! Not a lot of crowds. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Lois P
Minocqua, Wisconsin, United States
via mobile
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1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720-8224
+1 812-435-6143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed a break after Mothers Day weekend so mom and I went to the zoo. The carousel is almost done. Its inside a building which is different. There is also a bird Avery or something like that in construction next to the carousel building....More

Thank staycationer
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Nice exhibits even in the rain, the animals where our and about! Not a lot of crowds. Beautiful gardens

Thank Lois P
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to this zoo. We usually go to St. Louis but chose Evansville this time. It was a very relaxing and not crowded at all. We hadn't been to this zoo in couple of years. They are really improving! They have...More

Thank jilliams618
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's not the biggest zoo in the world but well maintained and an excellent place to take the kids. They are building a new carousel and have a penguin exhibit scheduled to be built so it's nice to see progressive things happening. It is a...More

Thank lynk11
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Evansville's zoo is quite nice. A great variety of animals and lots of interesting exhibits. If you find yourself in town for whatever reason, a few hours at this zoo should definitely be a stop.

Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a really great place to go, especially when the weather is warmer. There are so many things to do at this zoo. It's a great family outing place.

Thank DocStock4pets
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville. After reading the mostly negative reviews, I was worried about this trip. However, we had a great time! My kids are in a scouting program & the educational class the staff provided was very nice! All the staff throughout the...More

1  Thank Jacie B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This zoo was pretty good but lots of walking with small children. Be sure to bring strollers but if not, it's only $3 for a rental (they ran out fast). Externally long line to get in and it doesn't seem to move very fast. Must...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The heat and hills made it hard to stay outside very long and with my Asthma very difficult. My Grandson had a good time.

Thank BigdogGWS
Reviewed 1 April 2017

not at all what I expected. several areas in this park are in need of some cleaning and maintenance. lot of walking just to look at a lot of overgrown grass and weeds. not very many animals, and the ones we did see look to...More

Thank slimjim754u
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is on the food menu at the zoo? What are the prices of the various food items?
15 July 2016|
Response from Rhonda954 | Reviewed this property |
Just your basic grille food. Pizza, hot dogs, etc. Food price is average for a venue such as a zoo.
Do you have mobile transportation available for the disabled (at additional cost)
28 May 2016|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
They have a Tram and yes it is extra. When I was last there they didn't offer scooters or power chairs.
Terri V
Is this all outside? We are coming Sunday but the forecast is calling for rain.
19 March 2016|
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Response from alifkh | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's all outdoors except for Amazonia ( tropical animals) which is indoors.